By Marc Caputo (Politico) –
MIAMI — Following his historic primary win last week, Andrew Gillum had numerous choices for a running mate for governor, and limited time to make a decision. In the end he went with the guy he knew and trusted best: Chris King.
Gillum and King, an Orlando businessman who came in fourth place in the Democratic primary for governor, became good friends on the campaign trail, never attacking each other at debates as each vied for the unofficial title of best orator and progressive champion, making their ticket the most liberal Democratic ticket in Florida history.
At one point, when both were vying for third and fourth place in the primary, they had a secret meeting to discuss combining forces on a joint ticket. But neither wanted to be the No. 2.